DST developing database of novel technologies


Invitation to innovators:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), with the support of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is developing a database of innovators involved in the development of new technologies that could contribute to improving the quality of life in South Africa's human settlements. The technologies include products, materials, processes, services and decision-support tools.

The database will consolidate and organise information on these technologies towards an improved understanding of the extent and nature of innovation in the human settlements field. This will enable the DST to support the development, implementation and adoption of such technologies more effectively, by allowing the identification of promising technologies that may have potential and deserve further support.

Innovations that will be considered for inclusion should –

  • address challenges in the human settlements field, specifically in respect of housing, water supply, sanitation, energy and solid waste;
  • be at a stage where a prototype has been developed, or is in the process of being developed; and
  • not be commercially available on the market.

The call for expressions closes on 30 January 2018. If you are interested in responding to this opportunity, please click here.

Please note:

  • Technologies listed in the database are not endorsed by the DST or the CSIR, and this may not be implied by the innovator in any way.
  • It is the prerogative of the DST to provide support as it sees fit, and it may decide not to provide support to any of the innovations.

For further information regarding this request for information, please contact the CSIR:
Ms Nosizo Sebake
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For information related to the database and its intended use, please contact the DST:
Mr Ephraim Phalafala
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